Three plays by ancient Greece’s third great tragedian.
One of antiquity's greatest poets, Euripides has been prized in every age for the pathos, terror, and intellectual probing of his dramatic creations. The new Loeb Classical Library edition of his plays is in six volumes.
In Volume I of the edition are Cyclops, the only complete satyr play that has survived from antiquity; Alcestis, the story of a woman who agrees, in order to save her husband's life, to die in his place; and Medea, a revenge tragedy in which Medea kills her own children to punish their father.
A well-executed and stimulating production.
An excellent 48-page general introduction… The translation…is close to the Greek and reads fluently and well. All in all this is an excellent little volume.
Both experts and generalists will benefit from the work of this experienced Euripidean scholar.
David Kovacs is Hugh H. Obear Professor of Classics at the University of Virginia.